Prison d'amour

PhotographerPhilippe Sainte laudy
PrizeBronze in Fine Art / Still Life
About Photographer

My name is Philippe Sainte-Laudy, I am 48 years old and I live near Strasbourg in France. My goal in the world of photography is to strive for originality, and create my images into an artform. Photographer by passion for years, I like in particular the photography of landscape and nature generally. Always in search of the best light and of the most original angle, I "hunt" all the time the most beautiful places which surround me. The too rare journeys which I was able to make these last years, notably in the United States, in the Maghreb and in Europe were always a source of delight and inspiration. I also like optimizing and working my images with software as: Photoshop, Aperture or Lightroom. The beauty of nature is all around us at all times, but there are brief moments when a combination of elements present themselves in a truly spectacular way. Anybody who is fortunate enough to witnesses one of these events will look back fondly upon the memory. And they are even more fortunate if they happen to have a camera ready to record the event. In order to be in the right place at the right time, it is necessary to understand the complex interactions between light, weather, landscape, the tides, plants, and animals. And it is important to have a deep respect for this planet and its inhabitants. I hope that photography can bring people closer to nature and encourage them to preserve it for future generations. My recent works led me to move closer to the painting by putting textures on my images and by making them print on canvas on stretcher frame. I was pleasantly surprised by the results, but it is only a stage on the road which I wish creative, sinuous and original. Thanks for looking! Philippe I take my pictures with the following Equipment... - 2 eyes - Nikon D300 with zoom Nikkor 80 400mm VR f/4,5 f/5,6 D - Nikon D300 with zoom Nikkor 18 200mm VR f3,5 f/22 DX - Micro Nikkor 105mm VR f/2,8 - Sigma 10 - 20mm f/4,5 - 5,6 D - Flash Nikon SB 800